Hispanic World

Americas: Rising COVID-19 caseload should be a ‘wake-up call’

COVID-19 rates are on the rise in the Americas, where new infections and fatalities have been steadily increasing over the past four weeks, the regional...

Haiti: Armed violence reaches ‘unimaginable and intolerable levels’

A surge in violence fuelled by heavily armed gangs in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, prompted the UN rights chief on Tuesday to express her deep concern over...

Mexico’s 100,000 ‘disappeared’ is a tragedy, says UN rights chief Bachelet

The news that more than 100,000 people in Mexico are now officially registered as “disappeared” is a tragedy, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on...

Guterres condemns deadly ‘vile act of racist violent extremism’ at supermarket in Buffalo, USA

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday appealed for greater harmony one day after 10 people were killed, and three wounded, in a racist attack at...


Business

Building peace, one project at a time in Colombia

A group of former combatants with the FARC rebel group in Colombia have been reflecting on five years of peace and community building in a...

Nations must ‘act together, urgently and with solidarity’ to end crisis of food insecurity

Hunger levels around the world are at “a new high”, the UN chief said on Wednesday, in a call to action to fight the current...

Global economic growth downgraded due to spillover from Ukraine war

The global economy is expected to grow by only 3.1 per cent this year, down from the 4.0 per cent projected in January, largely derailed...

UN marks first ever international day spotlighting women working in the maritime industry

The first ever International Day for Women in Maritime kicked off its inaugural celebration on Wednesday with a seminar to “take stock and identify areas...

Human rights must be at heart of solution to Sri Lanka crisis : A UN Resident Coordinator blog

The severe economic crisis in Sri Lanka shows no signs of ending any time soon, with the country’s newly installed Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, warning...

Lebanon elections: Guterres calls for ‘swift formation’ of inclusive Government

The UN Secretary-General has called for Lebanon’s political leaders to swiftly form an inclusive government in the wake of parliamentary elections on Sunday, that can help the...